Re: Any thoughts on this?
Postie, hi. Has your dr. given your low neutrophil # a formal name, like neutropenia, possibly? From reading lupus hardcovers, I *think* neutrophils make up a sizeable % of total white blood cells & are "first responders" when the immune system detects infection. I *think* various conditions can cause low neutrophils. (But I'm only an DUMB PATIENT who has read a few paragraphs in a book...)
If I were you, I'd want to know (1) names of various conditions that can cause low neutrophils, and (2) which test(s) have been done so far to rule in/out each, starting with the highest-probability candidate, then moving down the list. i.e., what's THE PLAN?
I had maybe one dr., in all my years of trying to get help, who explained what he was looking for first-cut, what he'd do next if "Plan A" failed, etc. But how much more confident I felt---he had a PLAN! Has your dr. shared his with you?
I hope you drop us an update when you can. Thinking of you, Vee